Horror Editing Services

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Saritza

Saritza

Orlando, FL, USA

10+ years representing Adult and YA award-winning fiction by indie and traditionally published authors. Love working with new authors!


Work experience:

  • Corvisiero Literary Agency
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • L. Perkins Agency
  • Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Services: Editing editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Romance, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction

Leya

Leya

Milwaukee, WI, USA

What a life! I get to edit books--especially true crime, self-help, and dark fiction--and gently help authors share their passions.


Work experience:

  • Genius Book Services

Services: Editing editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Anthologies, True Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Legal Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Loan

Loan

New York, NY, USA

Editor at Atria (Simon and Schuster). Edits dark fiction (mystery, suspense, thriller, + horror). Upmarket and literary.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Folio Literary Management
  • Contagious Optimism

Services: Editing editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Horror

Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas

Ottawa, KS, USA

Hugo nominated and #1 bestselling author and editor of 21 anthologies, and over 200 novels—let’s make a great story together!


Work experience:

  • Boralis Books
  • 25 and Y
  • Wordfire Press

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Technothriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Writing & Publishing, Non-Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Women's Fiction

Jasmine

Jasmine

Beaverton, OR, USA

As a fantasy author with a Master of Arts in Book Publishing, Jasmine knows the editorial process from every angle.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Ooligan Press

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: LGBTQ Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Non-Fiction

Hannah

Hannah

Denver, CO, USA

I am a former literary agent with 8+ years experience editing, polishing, and selling highly reviewed and bestselling books to publishers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • KT Literary
  • Trident Media Group

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Plays & Screenplays, Science Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Denver, CO, USA

Literary Agent and Freelance Editor with a decade of experience in traditional publishing, specializing in manuscript development.


Work experience:

  • Maria Carvainis Agency
  • Summit Editorial
  • Copps Literary Services, LLC

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction

Olivia

Olivia

New York, NY, USA

Developmental editor offering thoughtful, sharp-eyed creative collaboration. Specializes in the speculative and strange.


Work experience:

  • Publishing Company
  • C&R Press
  • Otis Books
  • Freelance
  • Veritas Literary Agency

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

Genres: Short Story, Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, LGBTQ Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction

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